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COVID-19 screening test using coffee beans

Loss of taste or smell is one of the strongest signals for COVID-19. Though not every COVID-19 case has this symptom, it's a very specific symptom that doesn't commonly have other causes. This ...
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What type of coffee maker creates the most coffee scent?

I stopped drinking coffee for a while but recently picked it back up, mainly because I enjoy the scent. Previously I had a Keurig machine; convenient, but produces almost no smell during brewing. ...
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What are the effects of caffein olfaction?

Does smelling caffeine share equivalent effects on our central nervous system to those immediately apparent when ingesting? More precisely, does the aroma of coffee necessitate a beneficial ...
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Espresso machine fish tank smell

I just purchased a used Expobar Office Pulser it came with a very strong smell fish tank or algae smell. What does that mean and how do I get rid of the smell? The water passes through the machine ...
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Why do my Arabica beans smell and taste of burnt rubber?

I recently bought some Kenyan SL28, SL34 beans with a supposed blackcurrant note. It has an overwhelming burnt rubber flavor that I thought was exclusive to Robusta, how come?
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Why does the gas from degassing ground coffee smell bad?

I have a jar with ground coffee stored in a cupboard. Every time I open that cupboard a specific smell gets out, one that can surely be associated with coffee but that is not the same one that you can ...